Breeders’ Cup

Tickets For 2020 Breeders’ Cup At Keeneland Go On Sale March 9

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championship will go on sale to the public on March 9 at 9:00 a.m. EST. The world-class horse racing event will return to historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, November 6 and […]

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San Vicente The Target For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Storm The Court

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court, a finalist for an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male of 2019, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday in 1:00.30. Ridden by regular rider Flavien Prat, the colt is preparing for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 9. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner Cajun Beat Dies At Old Friends

Cajun Beat, the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, has died. The 20-year-old son of Grand Slam had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., since 2016. Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen made the announcement of his passing this morning. Details of Cajun Beat’s death are pending following […]

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Breeders’ Cup Releases Bramlage Report On Mongolian Groom, Along With Six Areas For Policy Improvement

The extensive pre-race veterinary screening process at the Breeders’ Cup is good, but it can be better. That’s the conclusion from top equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage, who examined the circumstances surrounding the fatal injury of Mongolian Groom in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. In a 25-page report released Wednesday, Bramlage noted […]

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Vardy, Queen Supreme Score Breeders’ Cup Berths In South Africa

Kantor, Blank, Sarkis & Yutar’s 4-year-old gelding Vardy (SAF) made a sustained bid in the final 300 yards under jockey Craig Zackey to capture Saturday’s 1-mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths over One World (SAF) at Kenilworth Racecourse, and earned an automatic berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup’s Peggy Gdovka Joins Old Friends Board Of Directors

Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY., elected Peggy Gdovka to its Board of Directors at a meeting held December 4, 2019.  Gdovka, currently the Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships & Licensing/Merchandising for Breeders’ Cup Ltd., will begin her term immediately.  Growing up in Woodford County, Gdovka cultivated a strong love of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Appoints Keitt, Beasley To Key Executive Positions

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces the appointment of two new executive team members: John Keitt as Chief Operating Officer and Rogers Beasley as Chief Strategy Officer. In their respective roles, Keitt and Beasley will work directly with the management team to oversee strategic planning, business development […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner British Idiom Gets Back To Work At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner British Idiom had her first work since the World Championships on Sunday at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, covering three furlongs in :37.60. According to drf.com, the 2-year-old daughter of Flashback will be pointed to the Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds on February 15, following a similar route […]

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Bellafina The Star Attraction In La Brea

Trainer Simon Callaghan’s brilliant Bellafina, a fast finishing second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint here on Nov. 2, heads a field of nine sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes, one of six graded offerings on Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day. The leading money winner in […]

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‘Lots Of Options’ For Storm The Court Ahead Of First Breeze Since Breeders’ Cup

Storm the Court, upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 at odds of nearly 46-1, is scheduled to have his first workout at Santa Anita on Sunday since that race, in which he thrust himself firmly in the mix for an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male. “He’ll probably work four furlongs,” […]

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